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Did you say, free native plants?

Residents of Narooma and surrounds can swap their pesky weeds for free native flowering plants this weekend.

On Sunday 27 May residents can bring their weeds in a bag to the Eurobodalla Council stall at the Narooma Rotary Markets.

Staff from Council’s environment team will be available to answer any questions about weeds or sustainable gardening and to hand over the native plants.

Council’s Natural Resource Officer Emma Patyus said Council spent a lot of resources on removing weeds from reserves.

“We have been very active in the Narooma area in recent months, removing weeds like Asparagus fern, Cotoneaster, spider plant, Bitou bush and African daisy,” she said.

“The plant swap initiative complements our work in the field by encouraging residents get rid of weeds from their gardens too.

“By working on this together we can beat the weeds by reducing seed sources across everyone’s land and reducing the chance of reinfestation.

“Replacing weeds with native plants in your garden provides so many benefits – they require less watering, attract native birds, bees and butterflies and will thrive in our local conditions.”

More on Eurobodalla’s environmental weeds and how to identify them can be found on Council’s website (search ‘weeds’).

The plant swap will be held at 8.30am-1pm on Sunday 27 May at the Narooma Rotary Markets at NATA Oval, behind the Narooma Visitor Centre.

For more information visit Council’s website or contact Natural Resource Officer Emma Patyus on 4474 7300 or email

Above: Swap environmental weeds for free native plants at Eurobodalla Council’s plant swap at Narooma Rotary Markets this Sunday.

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